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Jackie Burrell

12 Days of Merriment for Families with College Kids

By December 13, 2010

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Towering Luggage (Photo courtesy of Linda DuBose/Stock.Xchng)Forget the partridges and French hens. This merry countdown is filled with ideas for exam (and holiday) stress relief, handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and more for families with college kids and 20somethings.

Holiday Tip #1: It's exam week for college kids, so you've probably already shipped off some healthy exam cram snacks and holiday-hued cranberry-pistachio biscotti. Now, give your college kid's room a quick look - put some cozy flannel sheets on the bed, tie a holiday ribbon around the teddy bear's neck or tuck some flowers in a vase to welcome her home. Stock the fridge with some favorites, and the laundry room with detergent. And find a better dumping ground - better than the front hall, anyway - for all that luggage that's about to descend on you.

More 12 Days Countdowns from the About Parenting & Family Channel:
12 Days of Handmade Baby Gifts (About's Parenting Guide to Babies)
12 Days of Chrismas for Babies (About's Guide to Baby Products)
The 12 Days of Christmas for Grandparents: Day One (About's Grandparenting Guide)
12 Days of Christmas Countdown for Working Moms (About's Guide for Working Moms)
12 Days of Christmas Sanity for Single Parents: Day 1 (About's Guide for Single Parents)
The Twelve Days of Christmas Printables: Special-Needs Carols (About's Guide for Special Needs Parenting)
12 Days of Christmas Preparations (About's Adoption Guide)

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